This symposium, hosted by the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Berkeley, with support provided by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, focused on the implementation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for pavements. The symposium will be coordinated with activities of the Federal Highway Administration Sustainable Pavement Task Group and is also coordinated with the Transportation Research Board sub-committee AFD00(1). The symposium focus is implementation of LCA in pavement operations at the network and project levels. The objective of the symposium was to review current status, identify the extent of consensus, and discuss future developments for implementation of pavement LCA in North America and internationally. This workshop was a follow up to the 2010 Pavement LCA Workshop held in Davis, California and the 2012 RILEM Symposium on LCA for Construction Materials held in Nantes, France.
Invited presentations summarized current status and questions for various issues regarding implementation of LCA for pavements. Papers submitted by participants were presented in poster sessions to facilitate discussion, and were published in both electronic and book formats. Participants worked in breakout sessions to discuss the objectives listed above.
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